BOSTON — Former Bruins defenseman, coach and assistant general manager Mike Milbury, who knows a thing or two about being booed by the Bruins faithful, stood up for current blueliner Dennis Wideman during the first intermission Thursday night.

“They’re doing him and themselves a disservice,” said the outspoken NESN analyst about the fans’ decision to boo Wideman every time the veteran touched the puck right from the start of the game.

To be fair to the fans, their displeasure with Wideman has been well-earned by the blueliner and his minus-15 rating. However, by the end of Boston’s 3-1 win over Buffalo, the TD Garden rooters reversed course and actually started to cheer Wideman when the puck landed on his stick.

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